Need some inspiration for your next community building or engagement project? There are so many people and organisations doing amazing work in this field. We've collected a selection of inspiring examples and resources - including two videos from our own (and very inspiring!) WA neighbourhood and community centres network.

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Questions for Enabling Gifts


SOME QUESTIONS TO HELP US GROW OUR CAPACITIES to recognise, appreciate, draw forth and enable the giving and receiving of gifts: our own and other peoples.

Co-Design Kalannie


Kalannie CRC was a Project Partner with the Co-design for Thriving Communities project in 2017.   Here's a bit about what happened...

Co-Design Yangebup Family Centre


Yanjebup Family Centre was a Project Partner with the Co-design for Thriving Communities project in 2017.   Here's a bit about what happened...

Sustainable Community Development: Shifting the focus from what's wrong to what's strong.

TEDx Talk

Watch Cormac Russel's TEDx talk on Assed Based Community Development 2016 here.

The Nurturing Development Website is packed with Strengths Based theory and practice for community building. 

Bank of Ideas


The Bank of Ideas website is a treasure trove of Asset Based projects, resources and connections. You can sign up to receive the Bank of Ideas newsletter at the BoI website.

Sustaining Community


Graham Stuart teaches strengths based community practice and runs a blog on all things family, community and the environment.

Check out this resource around community and stakeholder engagement.

Inspiring Communities


Inspiring Communities catalyses locally led change, working from a community led development model. Its website is full of stories to inspire community led work. 

ABCD Festival Goa Resources


The second ever international festival of Asset Based Community Development was held in Goa in 2017. Have a look at this amazing collection of resources that came out of the gathering.

Tamarack Institute


The website of this Canadian based institute offers a wealth of blogs, resources and news about community engagement, collaborative leadership and community innovation. 

Appreciative Inquiry Commons


The AI Commons is a great place to start in looking at the field of Appreciative Inquiry, the framework that underpins a lot of strengths based practice. 

ABCD Institute


Check out the ABCD Institute Asset Based Community Development videos, podcasts and toolkit.